CPCCBL2001 - Handle and prepare bricklaying and blocklaying materials

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Unit code: CPCCBL2001 | Study level: TAFE
CPCCWHS2001 - Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely handle bricklaying and blocklaying materials using manual and mechanical means. It includes sorting, stacking and protecting onsite materials.
This unit applies to those who carry out preparatory bricklaying and blocklaying work on new or existing structures. It is suitable for people with basic skills and knowledge who undertake routine work tasks under the direction of more experienced workers.
Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required for any person who is to carry out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:
*use manual techniques to appropriately position a pallet of bricks and blocks to reflect the laying sequence of the project
*blend bricks and blocks from different pallets to achieve a balanced masonry finish
*produce consistent mortar mixes to a strength factor of M3 using the bucket gauging technique
*relocate a pallet of bricks using mechanical equipment
*stack bricks and blocks and load mortar boards on a raised platform.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

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